The Earth dodged a bullet two weeks ago when an electromagnetic pulse strong enough to take down the power grid sped through the planet’s typical orbit just ahead of us. Fires caused by bursting power grid transformers, downed power lines, gas line eruptions, and airplanes falling from the sky would cause a massive loss of life.
FEMA estimates regarding the death toll and loss of property from a solar flare powerful enough to knock out the electrical system infrastructure are not even in the ballpark. After speaking with Forstchen, I realized just how divorced from reality the FEMA estimates are and the woes which will face even the most prepared rural off-grid or prepping family. According to the FAA, there are about 7,000 types of aircraft flying over the United States at any given time. Many extremely informative and educational books address what to do when you can’t call a doctor or a dentist, but what will we do when a 911 call to the fire department is no longer possible? Missile defense expert and High Frontier veteran Henry Cooper told the Washington Examiner the world escaped catastrophe when referencing the EMP near miss. Cooper, Pry, and former CIA Director James Woolsey want the federal government to help protect the power grid by encasing the nearly 3,000 transformers in the system with a “high tech metal box,” in addition to purchasing spare transformers to use to rebuild the system. While the SHIELD Act may not correct all the problems with the power grid, it is truly a first step in the right direction.
Cooper also recently noted that North Korea could already have the capability to initiate an EMP attack against America.
The EMP commission was created in the late 1990s in a Republican-controlled Congress and then re-initialized during a Democrat-controlled congressional session. Preventing the downfall of America due to a solar flare, EMP attack, or cyber hacking into the power grid’s lax security system is everyone’s problem. Two years ago we were all going about our daily business blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe. Earth missed a potentially catastrophic encounter with a solar storm by one week in 2012, physicists report. To be blunt about it, an EMP, if large enough, would affect the entire planet.A  In an instant, civilization as we know it would change as we get swept backward in time by a century or two. For those of you that only kind-of, sort-of understand EMPs, in the simplest of terms, an EMP is is an abrupt burst of electromagnetic radiation.
What would life be like following a massive EMP event or episode?A  There would be no power, no transportation systems, no communication systems, no banking, no internet, and, no surprise, no food and no water delivery systems.A  This would truly be an End of The World As We Know it situation.
How would you keep yourself healthy if sanitation systems were no longer functional and medicine could no longer be manufactured? An electromagnetic pulse could potentially fry the vast majority of all microchips throughout the world. Just before dawn the next day, skies all over planet Earth erupted in red, green, and purple auroras so brilliant that newspapers could be read as easily as in daylight. What to do?A  Here are a few basic suggestions that even the most casual prepper can achieve. Have plenty of emergency candles, matches, flashlights and extra batteries on hand at all times.
Keep the fuel tanks in your vehicles topped off.A  Traffic signals may not work but at least you will be able to get around.
Stock plenty of basic, non-perishable food that will get you by while you are learning to survive under the most trying of circumstances.
TVs, video games and computers will not have the power to run.A  Stock up on board games, books, and puzzles to keep your mind occupied while you wait out the crisis. Be prepared to defend yourself and your property.A  You need to decide how you want to arm yourself whether with a firearm, pepper spray, a baseball bat, or a bow and arrow.
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For more information on solar flares and EMPs, visit the NASA website.A  It will make a believer out of you. If you have not done so already, please be sure to like Backdoor Survival on Facebook to be updated every time there is an awesome new article, news byte, or free survival, prepping or homesteading book on Amazon.A  In addition, when you sign up to receive email updates you will receive a free, downloadable copy of my e-book The Emergency Food Buyera€™s Guide.
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Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares is the latest article from the Survival Woman at Backdoor Survival. If the antiquated and overly taxed power grid were to fail due to a solar flare, cyber hacking, or EMP attack, the lack of access to electronic gadgets would be the least of our worries.
Rolling blazes caused during a solar flare or EMP attack are rarely ever factored into either FEMA planning or even discussions by preppers themselves.
It was the North Carolina professor who first got me pondering the fire aspect following a solar flare or EMP and thinking about the number of planes which will come crashing down across the country. In addition to the thousands of passenger and crew deaths, the fires which will occur during the crashes (which will occur when a solar flare or EMP renders the plane’s electrical system useless), will destroy entire communities. Preppers often live in rural areas surrounded by thick forests and a plethora of wood structures for livestock and supply storage.
The government cannot simply walk 300 miles to a warehouse (cars build after 1950 will likely not run after a solar flare or EMP attack) and pull a transformer back by horse and buggy.
Even if the high-voltage protective boxes around transformers are put into place and spare transformers are carefully held in storage until they are needed, the impact a solar flare or EMP would have on America is still extremely dire.
According to the missile defense expert, North Korea tested a Space Launch Vehicle last December.
Unless the public applies pressure to get the SHIELD Act passed and continually pushes for more electromagnetic pulse preparedness steps to be taken, we will remain solely at the mercy of both the sun and our nuclear weapon-holding enemies. And when they need clean water, elite soldiers are choosing the Paratroopers Water Purifier -- the smallest, lightest, and most durable water purifier on earth! Just as usual on every sunny day, his telescope was projecting an 11-inch-wide image of the sun on a screen, and Carrington skillfully drew the sunspots he saw. Suddenly, before his eyes, two brilliant beads of blinding white light appeared over the sunspots, intensified rapidly, and became kidney-shaped. Indeed, stunning auroras pulsated even at near tropical latitudes over Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, El Salvador, and Hawaii. There is a similar flashlight called the Pak-Lite (which is more expensive) but it does not have a high-low switch like this one.
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Like a plunger, it uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through clothes to clean them well without wearing them out. The Freeze-Dried Fruit Favorites Combo from Emergency Essentials is something I use all year round. The deluxe supply of Freeze Dried Vegetables includes 18 #10 tins of the following veggies in various quantities: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Green Peppers, Green Peas, Mushrooms, Potato Dices, Spinach, and White Onions. I earn a small commission from purchases made when you begin your Amazon shopping experience here. Air Force One and Strategic Air Command used to control nuclear-tipped missiles are the only aircraft which are supposedly EMP proof. While bugging in is the most viable option for rural preppers and off-grid individuals, staying on the family farm might not be an option when fires from more settled areas spread unchecked towards the beautiful wood cabin you call home.
Except for a few news segments over the past two years by Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, the main stream media has simply dismissed the idea of an EMP attack or a Carrington Event-size solar flare as pure prepper paranoia.
Like most products we use during our daily lives, transformers are not made herein America.
Citizens who have not put their generators, appliances, cell phones, and basically anything else with electronic components and a cord into a Faraday cage, will still be living an Amish-style existence. The vehicle could reportedly launch a nuclear attack against the United States by orbiting the weapon at the South Pole, where missile interceptors and radar do not exist. It’s so small and lightweight you can easily carry it in your pocket or purse, backpack or glove box.
Even when telegraphers disconnected the batteries powering the lines, aurora-induced electric currents in the wires still allowed messages to be transmitted.
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The porcelain ventilators will prevent rusting and help this lantern last you a long time.A  And, please. With the grocery store a 20 mile round trip journey, I like the thought of being able to rehydrate my own fruit, in the quantity I want, at a moments notice. The SHIELD Act, the first real attempt at protecting the power grid from an electromagnetic pulse event, has been stalled in Congress for weeks. Preserving the power grid is extremely important, but it’s just one step in the process to mitigate disaster. Between you and your four neighbors, chances are that at least one of the five households will experience a break-in… or worse, a home invasion. Scientists, professors, and FEMA cannot agree upon or pinpoint an exact repair time frame, but many feel that if a solar flare impacts the entire world, we could be without power for as long as a decade. I feel the most beneficial aspect of the passage of the SHIELD Act is the headlines the legislation approval will create. When fired off, these are fragile ceramic nets that will crumble and become useless if you even look at them cross-eyed. Far too many Americans are blissfully unaware of the major threat we continue to live under. The more citizens who are prepared for life after a solar flare or EMP attack, the less civil unrest and death will occur. Ask anyone whose home has ever been robbed what if feels like, and they’ll say it feels like they were violated. Because not only do criminals violate what should be your sanctuary from the world and walk away.

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